Oferta de asistente de campo voluntario en el trópico (Malasia) ~ Bioblogia.net

18 de septiembre de 2016

Oferta de asistente de campo voluntario en el trópico (Malasia)

A field assistant is required to help with a project on behaviour in social wasps. The position is a fantastic opportunity to gain tropical field experience, working in a vibrant research group, lead by Dr. Seirian Sumner, University College London, UK (http://www.sumnerlab.co.uk/). This exciting project combines behavioural experiments with next-generation sequencing to understand the molecular mechanisms behind sociality. The fieldwork will be conducted in Frasers Hill, Malaysia, and will run from January until March/April 2017 (minimum three months). The work involves marking wasps, manipulations, conducting censuses, sample collections, and behavioural observations.

Assistants are generally expected to have a good degree (2:1 or
equivalent) in the biological sciences. Background in molecular studies
is not required, as fieldwork is behavioural based. A keen interest in
behavioural ecology, social evolution, and/or entomology is desirable.
Applicants should be fit, enthusiastic, hard working, happy with living
in shared accommodation, and working in uncomfortable & challenging
conditions. Previous experience of working on social insects would be
an advantage. The applicant must be able to commit to the full field
season. These wasps can sting when provoked, so applicant must have no
known previous allergies to wasp/bee stings. Due to the nature of work
you may also be required to work up ladders, and must have full colour

All work-related costs in Malaysia will be paid for, including
accommodation and flight. Worldwide applicants are supported, although
must be fluent in English.

Please contact Dr. Daisy Taylor (daisy.taylor@bristol.ac.uk) for more
details. Applications should include a CV with email addresses for two
referees and a 1-page cover letter explaining why you would like to
work on the project. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to Dr.
Daisy Taylor . Shortlisted applications will be notified by email, and
will be invited for interview either in person or over skype/phone.

Dr Daisy Taylor
Post-doctoral Research Assistant
School of Biological Sciences
24 Tyndall Avenue
Bristol BS8 1TQ UK

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